Humberto Ramos

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Humberto Ramos
Ramos at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 9, 2010
Born (1970-11-27) 27 November 1970 (age 52)
Notable works
Peter Parker Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Civil War: Wolverine
The Amazing Spider-Man

Humberto Ramos (born 27 November 1970) is a Mexican comic book penciller, best known for his work on American comic books such as Impulse, Runaways, The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man and his creator-owned series Crimson.


Humberto Ramos began his career in 1989 at Kaboom Cómics. He was later hired by DC Comics as the regular penciller for their Flash spin-off Impulse, which launched in March 1995.[1] Written by Mark Waid, the superhero/teen comedy series focused on young speedster Bart Allen, the grandson of the second Flash, Barry Allen, and his struggles with growing up in an alienated Alabama suburb.

In 1998, Ramos co-founded the imprint Cliffhanger with comic book artists Joe Madureira and J. Scott Campbell. They created the imprint, housed by Jim Lee's Image Comics division Wildstorm, to publish their creator-owned comic books outside the mainstream superhero genre. Both Campbell and Madureira had already built large fanbases with their previous work on Gen¹³ and Uncanny X-Men respectively, and were two of the most popular comic book artists at the time. Ramos, on the other hand, was not as popular and his inclusion on the imprint was perceived as second choice, after fan-favorite Michael Turner declined because he was still under contract at Top Cow.[2] Ramos' first Cliffhanger title Crimson ran for 24 issues and two one-shots, with poor success. It was followed by the fantasy/mystery series Out There, months later. Ramos also began illustrating the covers of Peter Parker: Spider-Man with issue #30 and—beginning with May 2002's Peter Parker: Spider-Man #44—additionally did the interior artwork on the four-issue story arc "A Death in the Family" (later collected as Spider-Man: Return of the Goblin; ISBN 0-7851-1019-4), written by Paul Jenkins.

Ramos at Super-Con 2009 in San Jose, California

After his Cliffhanger contract expired, and Out There concluded after 18 issues in early 2003, Ramos left the imprint, apparently not on the best terms,[3] and launched a new Spider-Man title, The Spectacular Spider-Man. The book reunited Ramos with Peter Parker: Spider-Man writer Paul Jenkins and earned him a 2005 Harvey Award nomination as Best Cover Artist. While Ramos worked on Spectacular Spider-Man, another book created by him (although illustrated by Francisco Herrera), the six-issue miniseries Kamikaze, which had originally been planned for 2001,[4] was published by WildStorm under the Cliffhanger imprint.

In 2005, Ramos' creator-owned six-issue miniseries Revelations began publication by Dark Horse Comics.[4]

Following Revelations, Ramos returned to Marvel Comics, joining writer Marc Guggenheim as the new creative team on Wolverine, beginning with issue #42 in March 2006.[5] The same month also saw the release of the first volume of the space opera Kookaburra K, a series of three 46-page comic albums Ramos illustrated for French comic publisher Soleil Productions, written by French comic book creator Crisse.

Ramos worked with writer Terry Moore on Runaways from 2008 to 2009, and became one of the regular artists on The Amazing Spider-Man in 2010.[citation needed]

In April 2014, Ramos and writer Dan Slott launch Amazing Spider-Man as part of Marvel NOW!. The first issue of this new version of The Amazing Spider-Man is, according to Diamond Comics Distributors, "The Best Selling Comic of the 21st Century."[6] In 2016, Ramos and writer Mark Waid co-created The Champions for Marvel.


Interior work[edit]

Cover work[edit]


  1. ^ "WonderCon 2012 Special Guests" Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. WonderCon. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Matthew Senreich (1998). "Cliffhanger". Wizard: The Comics Magazine. No. #78, February 1998. pp. 59–63.
  3. ^ "Humberto Ramos: Web Developer". Silver Bullet Comic. Archived from the original on February 4, 2006. Retrieved February 19, 2006.
  4. ^ a b "Humberto Ramos goes 'Out There'". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 12, 2006.
  5. ^ "Guggenheim/Ramos new Wolverine team". Newsarama. Retrieved February 12, 2006.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Miller, John Jackson (May 9, 2014). "April 2014 comics sales: Amazing Spider-Man #1 best-selling issue of 21st Century". Archived from the original on July 19, 2014.

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Preceded by
Paul Azaceta
The Amazing Spider-Man artist
Succeeded by
Preceded by
The Amazing Spider-Man artist
Succeeded by